DETROIT, March 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), announced a platform-wide upgrade featuring industry firsts for managing Web performance across multiple browsers and load testing both mobile and Web applications. The upgrade also includes innovations that detect Web performance issues created by cloud and third-party service providers. Together, these new capabilities empower organizations to optimize Web and mobile experiences for all of their end-users, regardless of location, choice of browser or device.
Delivering quality Web and mobile application performance is not just an increasing IT challenge but also a business imperative: research shows that poor Web site performance can drive end-users away, impacting revenues and brand. Today's Web and mobile applications are increasingly composite and rich, comprising more content and functionality (such as advertisements, video, Web analytics and shopping tools) sourced from cloud providers and multiple third-parties. Ultimately, all these components must assemble -- and work -- in the end-user's browser.
The reality, however, is that any one of these third-party objects or services can degrade the overall performance of the application, impacting the end-user experience and jeopardizing online revenue and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the expanding choice of browsers, browser versions and mobile devices further complicates the performance challenge: each browser and device operates differently, creating substantial and often unpredictable performance differences.
"End-user access to business applications over the Web is a mission-critical requirement for success in today's global economy," said Tim Grieser, Program VP of IDC's Enterprise System Management Software program. "The Internet environment requires businesses and IT organizations to deliver fast performance and high availability across a wide variety of geographies, access paths, devices and browsers in order to assure user satisfaction and gain competitive advantage. Web performance monitoring and load testing are key functions for proactively managing application service quality for end-users."
To address these issues, Gomez is today introducing:
"As applications are increasingly built from multiple third-party components and accessed via an expanding choice of browsers and mobile devices, preventing and resolving Web performance problems becomes exponentially greater and more time-consuming," said Imad Mouline, CTO, Gomez division. "The upgraded Gomez platform addresses all these issues, helping businesses spend less time troubleshooting and more time delivering great Web and mobile experiences."
All solutions in the Gomez platform-wide upgrade are generally available today on a subscription basis.
Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware, provides the industry's leading solutions for optimizing the performance, availability, and quality of Web and mobile applications. The on-demand Gomez platform integrates solutions for Web load testing, Web performance management, Web cross-browser testing, and Web performance business analysis that test and measure Web and mobile applications from the "outside-in" – across all users, browsers, devices, and geographies – using a global network of over 100,000 locations. When combined with Compuware Vantage, Gomez offers the industry's only solution for optimizing application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet. Over 2,500 customers worldwide, ranging from small companies to large enterprises – including 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. Web sites – use Gomez solutions to increase revenue, build brand loyalty, and decrease costs.
Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.
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